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How To Get the Best Contractor "Nadine, how are you today?" "Fine, Tim. How about you?" "Fantastic. I'm stoked because we've only got five more weeks of possible wretched weather. Once we get to March 1st, we know we're out of the woods." Nadine is an adroit counter clerk at Middleton Lumber Supply in downtown […]

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You can't make this stuff up. I just had another run in today with a PR firm that represents a major manufacturer. I was going to sit on this news for a few days since I just sent out a blast to you, but this is a life-safety issue. And as one of the subcontractors […]

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AsktheBuilder Newsletter Yesterday, I chatted a small love message to Kathy my wife. I was in my man cave (click here to see my awesome cave floor) over the garage, see the photo just above, and she was down in her warm basement conservatory office with a view out to the lake and her bird […]

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The past three days, we've been blessed with the January Thaw here in central New Hampshire. It's been a welcome relief and my boiler has finally been able to take a well-deserved break! Two days ago, I was in Orlando, Florida getting ready to ride to the airport in my first Lyft ride. It was […]

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As often happens with a special announcement, I LEAVE OUT important information in the rush to get news to you. Within minutes of sending out the last message, James wrote: "Can you also do a newsletter to cover frozen pipes? I'm have to deal with it this morning in one of the upstairs bathrooms. Fortunately, […]

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Why You're Cold Happy New Year!!!! 2018 is off to a bitter start for much of the USA. Jim Cluett is my very good friend and amateur radio mentor here in NH. I was talking with him yesterday and we were both gritching about the cold weather. He's lived here in central New Hampshire for […]

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BRRRRRR!!! It's frigid here this week in central New Hampshire. When I woke up this morning, it was -6 F. The high temperature is supposed claw it's way to 1 F. The wind is howling, it's just before noon and the thermometer says it's -1 F. In other words, it's damned dangerous to be outside. […]

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First and foremost, Merry Christmas! If you celebrate some other holiday this time of year, I hope it's wonderful for you. Here at my house, we celebrate a Christian Christmas. After all, the day is named after Christ! Kathy and I will be attending mass on Sunday afternoon at 4:30 pm. St. Joseph Church is […]

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Christmas is now less than two weeks away. I know you're busy this time of year. I use this time to catch my breath and to do some strategic planning for the next year. 2018 is beginning to look like it's going to be spectacular. I had a phone call this past Friday I wish […]

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The mad rush is on. Christmas is less than three weeks away. You may celebrate some other holiday this time of year and if so, I hope it's grand. We celebrate Christmas at the Carter house. Mother Nature's got about 18 days to bring us some serious snow so it's a nice white Christmas with […]

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